Structural Behavior of Asphalt Pavements provides engineers and researchers with a detailed guide to the structural behavioral dynamics of asphalt pavement including: pavement temperature distribution, mechanistic response of pavement structure under the application of heavy vehicles, distress mechanism of pavement, and pavement deterioration performance and dynamic equations.
An authoritative guide for understanding the key mechanisms for creating longer lasting pavements, Structural Behavior of Asphalt Pavements describes the intrinsic consistency between macroscopic performance and microscopic response, structure and material, as well as global and local performances, and demonstrates the process of pavement analyses and designs, approaching science from empirical analyses.
Professor Lijun Sun, is a CKSP (Chung Kung Scholarship Program) Professor granted by Ministry of Education of China, the dean of School of Transport Engineering of Tongji University of China, and the director of Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering of Ministry of Education of China. Lijun Sun received his Ph.D degree in Transport Engineering from Tongji University in 1989 and has been a faculty member of Tongji University since then. He was also a visiting professor of University of California - Berkeley from 1993 to 1994 and a visiting professor of University of Waterloo in 1998. Dr. Sun has authored or coauthored 8 books, and published 450 journal and conference papers.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Temperature Distribution in Asphalt Pavement Chapter 3 Vehicle Load Stress in Pavement Structure Chapter 4 Characteristics of Distresses in Asphalt Pavements Chapter 5 Distress Mechanism for Asphalt Pavements Chapter 6 Equation for Asphalt Pavements' Behavior Chapter 7 Equation for Overlaid Asphalt Pavements' Behavior Chapter 8 Life Cycle Design Method for Pavement Structure Chapter 9 Rutting Analysis Model for Asphalt Pavements Chapter 10 Comprehensive Pavement's Behavior----Bridge Principle Chapter 11 Shear Resistance Test for Asphalt Mixture Chapter 12 Integrated Pavement Design System Chapter 13 Issues To Be Solved in Future Pavement Research